5:19 PM PDT, April 12, 2012
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with linebackers Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy, the team announced this afternoon.
Hill has spent his entire seven-year career in Seattle since being selected in the third-round (98th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started all 16 games played for the first time in his career in 2011, posting the second-highest tackle total of his career with 89 (68 solo), adding 4.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Hill has played in 84 career games with 77 starts, totaling 456 tackles (344 solo), 18.5 sacks and 11 passes defensed.
McCoy originally signed with Seattle on March 17, 2010 after spending his first five seasons with Philadelphia, New Orleans and Tampa Bay. He was the Eagles second-round pick (63rd overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He led Seattle with a career-high 19 special teams tackles in 2010 and saw his 2011 season cut short after four games with one start due to a knee injury. McCoy has played in 65 career games with 13 starts, recording 114 tackles (70 solo), 2.0 sacks and 72 special teams tackles.
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